She was happiest when she was working to safeguard both. Over and over, she chose those over personal milestones. Now, 20 years after the fatherly fretting, she is the most powerful woman in sports. She is also one of the most powerful people in sports. She is the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Lakers , as her late father wished.
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By Kirsten Fleming. Sitting in the lobby of the St. Her father was Dr. He died in from cancer. His daughter, who is now president and co-owner of the storied Los Angeles franchise she and her five siblings split majority ownership , is in New York to represent her team at the NBA Board of Governors meetings. And though there is no replacement for precious daddy-daughter time, another man is making the Big Apple a sweet destination for her.
Jeanie went to school at USC and studied business administration. She posed nude for Playboy magazine in , and two years later she posed naked for Sports Illustrated. Jeanie Buss gives the thumbs up next to the Lakers championship trophy. Jeanie Buss smiles and holds up a smooth rock which is supposed to be lucky given to her by fiancee Phil Jackson.
Buss is a daughter of Jerry Buss , a real estate investor who later owned the Lakers and other sports businesses. At age 19, she started in the family business as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. Buss later became the owner of the Los Angeles Blades professional roller hockey team. She was also president of the Great Western Forum before becoming vice president of the Lakers.